This lavish picture-book surveys Seth Price’s (born 1973) 2009–13 series of Knot Paintings, in which Price unites his signature vacuum-forming technique—an industrial plastic packaging process— with a refined group of painterly techniques that include acrylic and oil, spray paint, screen printing, poured resins and patterned fabrics. Museum Brandhorst director Achim Hochdörfer has written: “Each Knot Painting introduces a fresh set of concerns: drawing and print techniques are integrated, slits are made in the surface, new ways of applying paint are tested. Painting becomes a node in a network of media-related and societal references.”
Price developed the book’s concept and materials in close collaboration with designer Joseph Logan, yielding an artist's book in which the layout moves from extreme close-up to full views of these rich surfaces, while plastics and metal in the book's binding reflect the materiality of the works.
Published by Koenig Books. Edited with text by Beatrix Ruf, Achim Hochdörfer. Coedited by Eric Banks. Contributions by Cory Arcangel, Ed Halter, Branden W. Joseph, John Kelsey, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, et al.
Social Synthetic is the first comprehensive publication on the varied oeuvre of Seth Price (born 1973).
How can art explore the self under technological pressure? In Price’s work, this is often expressed in terms of the “skins” of surface, packaging and wrapping: he has made photographic studies of a person’s skin obtained through the technologies Google employs for mapping, vacuum-formed plastic reliefs presenting a body part stranded in plastic and large wall sculptures depicting the negative space between two people engaged in intimate action, greatly enlarged from a tiny internet jpeg. Price’s work offers a fascinating engagement with our technologically mediated lives; these issues are tackled in this volume by a veritable who’s-who of artists and writers working on similar themes, including Cory Arcangel, Ed Halter, Branden Joseph, John Kelsey, Michelle Kuo, Rachel Kushner, Laura Owens and Ariana Reines.
Published by Koenig Books. Edited by Bettina Funcke.
New York–based artist Seth Price (born 1973) deploys a variety of media—sculpture, video and written text—to explore themes of cultural production and distribution of information through appropriation and repurposing. This compilation presents 120 of Price’s rarely seen preliminary sketches and drawings.
PUBLISHER Koenig Books
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 11 in. / 134 pgs / 4 color / 120 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/23/2016 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2016 p. 182
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783863357597FLAT40 List Price: $30.00 CDN $40.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Bettina Funcke. Text by Seth Price. Conversations with Seth Price, Christopher Bollen, et al.
Based on a project at Documenta 13, this publication presents new multimedia works by New York artist Seth Price (born 1973) that meditate on today's material (fabric) culture. Folklore U.S. includes paintings on plywood, vacuum-formed rope paintings and cloth sculptures fabricated in NYC's garment district.
Published by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. Edited by Karen Marta, Massimiliano Gioni. Text by Chris Wiley, Seth Price.
New York-based artist Seth Price (born 1973) traverses the possibilities of art through his work and critical writings. An ardent voice in the contemporary art community, Price uses a range of media--digital paintings, sculptures, vacuum-formed reliefs, music and performance art--to investigate different means of dissemination of his and other artists' works in the Internet age. Part of the 2000 Words series, conceived and commissioned by Massimiliano Gioni, and published by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2000 Words: Seth Price presents the entirety of the artist's works in the Dakis Joannou Collection alongside a new essay by Price and an essay by Chris Wiley that examines the artist's peripatetic and complex vision.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Beatrix Ruf. Text by Michael Newman.
In his painting, sculpture, video and media work, Seth Price examines the production, dissemination and valuation of contemporary art, disrupting commodity culture by recycling iconic images and objects. The first substantial monograph on the artist, this book features an essay by Michael Newman alongside Price's own critical take on his practice.